St Benedict's Catholic School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
924
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided school
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Can I Get My Child Into This School?

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(5/4/22)
Full Report - All Reports
68%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Beetons Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 6RH
01284 753512

School Description

Pupils say that their school is a happy place where they feel safe and accepted. They know that their teachers look after them and provide them with the support they need. Pupils demonstrate very positive attitudes to their work. It is important for them to be the best they can be. They are also respectful, kind and compassionate towards each other, their teachers and visitors to the school. Older students are mature and self-assured, and support younger pupils in and out of the classroom. Pupils interact well with each other and with their teachers. They help each other in class. They listen carefully and appreciate others’ hard work. Instances of low-level disruption are very rare. Bullying hardly exists. Should it happen, it is dealt with swiftly. Pupils flourish as a result of the school’s powerful caring ethos. Pupils are open minded and confident. They embrace diversity, respect difference and understand other world religions. Pupils say, ‘It is a school where it is okay to be different.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? Leaders provide an ambitious curriculum. Pupils learn a broad range of subjects. Teachers have strong subject knowledge and understand how pupils learn. They think carefully about the knowledge they want pupils to gain in each area of the curriculum. Learning is broken down into manageable small stages. Each stage of learning builds on what has come before. This enables pupils to acquire knowledge quickly. Leaders are aware of where the curriculum needs further development. They are acting effectively to improve these areas. In the sixth form, students confidently present their ideas. They discuss and debate, which helps refine their thinking and develop their knowledge. Sixth-form students view the world critically. They understand how important it is to use evidence to support their thinking. This will equip them well in the future.

News, Photos and Open Days from St Benedict's Catholic School
Last update: 24 September 2015
Open Evening Tuesday 6 October 7.00pm - 9.00pm Open Morning Wednesday 7 October 9.30am - 12.30pm Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday, 22 October, 19:30pm - 21:00pm   If you have any questions or would like to arrange a personal visit, please call Admissions on 01284 753512

St Benedict's Catholic School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 52% Agree 41% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 211 responses up to 07-04-2022
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Figures based on 211 responses up to 07-04-2022

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Figures based on 211 responses up to 07-04-2022

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Figures based on 211 responses up to 07-04-2022

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Figures based on 211 responses up to 07-04-2022

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